Every now and then while doing reviews, I'll get a suggested edit submitted by an anonymous user. How are these people associated with the site? I thought that you had to have at least an account to make any edits on any SE site.

I often find that the edits made by these anonymous users have no benefit to the post they are editing or conflict with the originals authors intent. Here is a picture of what I mean:

Anonymous User Edit

In this case, I skipped this review since I couldn't determine if it was clashing with the orginal authors intent or not.

Who are these users?


Everyone, including those who aren't registered (and excluding banned users) can propose edits, and they'll show up as anonymous users. Such users can also answer questions, but they have to supply a name.

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